Does your agency have mileage expenses under control? Home care aides, nurses, and therapists who serve elderly, disabled, and chronically ill patients across the United States drove 7.88 billion miles and made more than 718 million home care visits in 2013 alone. Of these 718 million visits, 218 million were Medicare home health and hospice visits and 338 million were Medicaid home care visits, according to a report by the Foundation for Hospice and Home Care at a press conference on December 15 in Washington, D.C.
MITC Agency Workforce Management includes online Mileage and Expense Reimbursement forms that automatically verify claims for mileage using GPS and past history before managers approve the expenses.
There has been a 200%+ increase in the estimated total number of miles driven by home care providers in recent years. In 2006, for instance, the estimated number of miles driven in home care services totaled 4.76 billion. The rise in miles traveled over the last seven years is attributed to increases in Medicaid home care, Medicare home health growth, and Medicare hospice utilization. The average number of miles per visit in the U.S. in 2013 totaled 10.97, the study found. The state that recorded the highest average miles per visit that year was Maine, with 35.2.
To learn more about integrating Mileage & Expense Reimbursement Forms into time & attendance, contact MITC today.